Police fatally shoot gunman aiming at officers after 9-hour, overnight standoff in Shelbyville

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SHELBYVILLE, Indiana — Police fatally shot a man Sunday after he shot at a tactical vehicle and pointed a gun at officers at the conclusion of a nine-hour, overnight standoff.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting about 5:30 a.m. in Shelbyville, about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana State Police said. The man's name wasn't immediately released.

The standoff began about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a Shelbyville officer who responded to a dispute at a home was preparing to leave the scene when the man appeared on a porch waving a handgun, Sgt. Rich Myers said. A woman at the home ran to a neighbor's house while the officer requested backup.

When attempts to communicate with the man by bullhorn and cellphone failed, police sent in a robot that allowed officers to listen and speak with him, but he disabled it with two shots from a long gun, Myers said.

After nine hours, the man came out of the house and shot at a tactical vehicle before pointing a handgun at officers.

The Shelbyville News reported police could be heard telling the man to "drop the weapon."

Officers from the Shelbyville Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department shot the man, Myers said. Their names were not immediately released.

At the request of the Shelbyville Police Department, the Indiana State Police will investigate the shooting.

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